December 03, 2006

One Bigot Backs Another

Anyone surprised by this, at all?

Though he's lost many fans after being captured on video hurling racist epithets at a comedy club audience, Michael Richards has an ally: Mel Gibson. "I felt like sending Michael Richards a note," Gibson says in an interview in Entertainment Weekly's Dec. 8 issue.

"I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress. You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy."

The 50-year-old actor-director added: "They'll probably torture him for a while and then let him go. I like him."

"Torture him," huh? It all always comes back to "torture" for Mel, doesn't it?

Mel's new movie, "Apocalypto," comes out Friday, and I'm seeing it Tuesday. Supposedly, it's for people who didn't think "Passion of the Christ" was violent enough.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 3, 2006 02:18 AM
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